Minn. couple takes the plunge literally

BLOOMINGTON, MN (CBS/WCCO) -- A Minnesota couple took the plunge in a way not many do.

They married underwater, surrounded by sharks. Except this wasn't in the Caribbean, it was at Mall of America.

Rongini Mukherjee and Steve Strohbeen married at Sea Life Aquatium Thursday night. They said they learned to scuba dive together, so wanted to do it for their wedding. But if they traveled out of state, they knew they wouldn't have as many guests.

Their guests did not have to get wet. About 70 people watched from the dry comfort of the tunnel passing beneath the 500,000 gallon tank.

But they could hear every word, because the bride, groom and officiant wore special communication masks.

They were a little worried about tearing up, because it would make their goggles foggy, and make it harder to read their vows. But they did just fine.


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